Chelsey Smith

A photo of Chelsey Smith
E-mail: Office: Rolfe Hall 4326


M.A. Spanish Literature, University of Syracuse (2016)

B.A. Spanish Education, State University of New York at Potsdam (2014)


I am interested in social justice, particulary in Mexican and Chicanx contexts. During my MA, my research centered around street performance and its digital representation in reaction to the enforced disappearance in Ayotzinapa.  This research inspired me to delve further into questions of memory and truth, which is what I am currently focusing on. I look forward to continuing to explore these ideas within the digital realm and traversing the field of Digital Humanities.


  • “Resonances of the Border in the iceworker sings” Proceedings of the XXII Graduate Colloquium of Iberian and Latin American Languages and Cultures: Held at the University of Texas at Austin March 24-26, 2016. Web



  • “State Violence and the Power of Memory: Appearance and Voice Against Ayotzinapa” UCLA Discursos de Poder, SPGSA Annual Conference
  • “The Body that Functions: An Analysis of Feminine and Disabled Representation in Ferré, Valenzuela, and Allende” UC Irvine Comparative Literature (E) racing Theory (En)Gendering Praxis Graduate Student Conference (2017)
  • “Resonancias en la frontera: the iceworker sings” Borders, XXII UT Austin Graduate Colloquium (2016)
  • “Teatro callejero en reacción a Ayotzinapa” Syracuse University LLL Spanish Symposium (2016)
  • “Intersections and Interactions: Dualisms in Street Theatre in Reaction to Ayotzinapa” XXII Congreso anual de Mexicanistas Juan Bruce-Novoa University of California, Irvine (2016)
  • “Music as a Cultural Text and Grammar Structure” Language Educators of Central New York (2016)
  • “‘Nunca nos apagarán’: teatro joven en reacción a Ayotzinapa” Lake Erie Latin American Cultural Studies (2015)
  • “Music in the Foreign Language Classroom: Addressing All 5 C’s at Once” Binghamton University’s 3rd Annual Foreign Language Teaching Conference (2015)



“‘Nunca nos apagarán’: performance callejera en reacción a Ayotzinapa”